Leadership Group for Teens & Adults
DSACT is pleased to announce the formation of DSACT Ambassadors, a new service and leadership group for teens and adults with Down syndrome age 16-35.
What is a DSACT Ambassador?
Ambassadors will have mature, friendly behavior with the ability to greet others verbally or through other means. They will be able to work at a social event without parent supervision and with some adult supervision. They'll be well groomed and will serve as role models in the Down syndrome community, and as ambassadors to the Central Texas community. They will be expected to form and promote a Buddy Walk team to raise funds for DSACT. By invitation, certain Ambassadors will speak in front of audiences such as Rotary Clubs or Inkdots parents about their experiences as individuals with Down syndrome.
What will Ambassadors do for DSACT?
The Ambassadors will volunteer for DSACT by serving as greeters and helpers at DSACT events including Cocktail Bash, Buddy Walk, and the holiday party. They will also provide community service 1-2 times per year to raise visibility in Central Texas of the valuable contributions that citizens with Down syndrome can make. Over time, a self-determination curriculum for the Ambassadors may be added as well, focused on decision-making, problem-solving, communication skills and self-advocacy.
DSACT anticipates that this will be an experience of growth, responsibility and leadership for every Ambassador; it will also be a wonderful addition to an Ambassador's resume for employment or college application purposes.
Meet the 2016 - 2017 dsact ambassadors
For more information or assistance with the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-323-0808.